#neurons

Science & Technology | Science

Physicists overturn a 100-year-old assumption on how brains work

The human brain contains a little over 80-odd billion neurons, each joining with other cells to create trillions of connections called synapses.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Even When You're Awake, Parts Of Your Brain Fall In And Out Of Sleep

Tiny clusters of neurons continually cycle in and out of "offline" mode, new research finds.

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

We Finally Know Why Birds Are So Freakishly Smart

Birds are capable of extraordinary behavioral feats, from solving complex puzzles to tool making. There may be good reason for that. A new study shows that, pound for pound, birds pack more neurons into their small brains than mammals, including primates.